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OKC Thunder Trade Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, & Rights to Domantas Sabonis

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This move could be a major part of their plan to convince Kevin Durant to stay in free agency.

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Late Thursday evening, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the rights to the 11th pick Domantas Sabonis.

This move does not give the Thunder any salary cap relief, but it does give them more youth and flexibility to their roster. Oladipo could be the player the Thunder have been looking for to be on the floor in a small ball line up. They often ran Andre Roberson, however his inability to knock down the 3-point jumper severely limited his effectiveness in the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

More details will be reported as they are released.